Pig Hill (Mount Kinabalu)

Coordinates: 6°01′N 116°36′E / 6.017°N 116.600°E / 6.017; 116.600

Pig Hill is an ultramafic area situated at approximately 2000 m above sea level on the southeastern side of Mount Kinabalu in Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.[1] It is located to the east of Mesilau, some 4 hours' walk from the Mesilau Nature Resort.[1] A number of pitcher plant species are found on Pig Hill, including N. burbidgeae (1900–1950 m), N. rajah (1950–2320 m), and the natural hybrid between the two, N. × alisaputrana (1930–1950 m).[2] Nepenthes tentaculata has also been recorded from Pig Hill.[1] The local fauna includes the stick insect Dajaca chani.[3]

Nepenthes rajah growing in montane grassland on Pig Hill


  1. ^ a b c Thong, J. 2006. Travels around North Borneo – Part 2. Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc. 82: 6–12.
  2. ^ Adam, J.H., C.C. Wilcock & M.D. Swaine 1992. The ecology and distribution of Bornean Nepenthes. Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine Journal of Tropical Forest Science 5(1): 13–25.
  3. ^ Brock, P.D. 2000. A new species of Dajaca Brunner (Phasmida: Pseudophasmatidae) from Vietnam. Journal of Orthoptera Research 9: 1–3. JSTOR 3503625